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    Dry Humor

    Oscar winner Alan Ball makes his feature directorial debut withTowelhead, a film about a 13-year-old half-Lebanese girl's coming of age.

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    Shakespeare for Directors

    The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has announced "Directing Shakespeare—A Classical Symposium," a 2fi-day intensive during which participants will attend workshops exploring approaches to directing the Bard's works. The symposium will use "The Winter's Tale" as its focal text.

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    Lincoln Center Announces Season

    Lincoln Center Theater's 1996-97 season will feature four new plays by notable playwrights, and two other productions riddled with big names. The six shows will be spread among three

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    The Merchant of Venice

    "The Merchant of Venice," presented by and at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Sun. 4 p.m. June 2-Sept. 29. $14-22. (310) 455-3723.

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    Holiday Gifts

    Dear Tombudsman: I have the best agent in the world. I've been with her for less than a year, and she's already gotten me three bookings. It's time for me to repay her, with the holiday season approaching, but I'm at a loss for what to ...

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    Angels in America: Part I, Millennium Approaches Part II, Perestroika

    "Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, and Part II: Perestroika," presented by Open at the Top Productions in association with lilybeau productions at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Part I: Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 1:30 p.m. Part II: Sat. 7:30 ...

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    So You Want to Be a Director?

    Let's get the bad news out of the way. According to the directors Back Stage interviewed, there are no hard and fast rules to launching—let alone maintaining and advancing—a career as a director. Scott Elliott, who helmed the current Off-Broadway production of "Hurlyburly," says, "There is no ...

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    Hemingway Movie Gets Support from Son

    The sole surviving son of Ernest Hemingway is collaborating on a feature film about the legendary author, in what is being billed as the first time a movie project has received creative support from a Hemingway family member.

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    Corner Wars (w)

    The low-level yet bloody drug wars that take place on street corners across the country are the subject of the Theater for a New Generation's "Corner Wars," which just closed its run at the 47th Street Theatre.

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    Awards Season Companion

    Below is a compilation of this season's theatre awards and nominations announced so far. Click on a title to learn more about an award and it's picks for this year. This site wil be updated as more accolades are presented.